Dog Thrown from Moving Car on N.J. Parkway Recovers While Police Search for Abusers

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On August 9, 2014, a brown female mixed terrier is believed to have been maliciously thrown from a moving vehicle traveling on New Jersery’s Parkway. The dog was hit by another vehicle but it miraculously survived and now police is searching for the dog’s abusers.

Photo Credit: Red Bank Veterinary Hospital

The abuse took place around 1:00 p.m. in the southbound express lanes near Exit 116 in Holmdel Township. The car who accidentally hit the tossed dog was driven by a woman, and this person stopped to aid the dog. The woman called authorities for help and stayed with the injured pet until State Police arrived on scene.

According to, State Trooper Tara Karagias transported the pet to the SPCA, and then to the Red Bank Animal Hospital.

The dog suffered severe injuries but veterinarians were able to stabilize the pet and save its life.

On August 11, 2014, the pet was released back to her owners and they said their pet was taken away from them without their consent. Authorities believed the dog owners were not involved in the incident and have an open investigation to determine who took the dog and if the pet was indeed thrown from the moving vehicle.

A $1,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case. If you have any information, please call 732-312-7153.

0 thoughts on “Dog Thrown from Moving Car on N.J. Parkway Recovers While Police Search for Abusers”

  1. I see so many stories or dogs being thrown from cars, I often wonder if the dogs are not accidentally getting out on their own, by stepping on power window buttons, I’ve heard of a few occasions where dogs have jumped out and it’s not the owners fault, they never thought the dogs would jump. Not that this dog was or wasn’t, but can you imagine if your dog accidentally jumped out and everyone was out to hang you, would it be easy to come forward? Just food for thought that’s all.


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